Posted: 2016-05-22
Osmo panoramas using DronePan

Some weeks back the folks behind DronePan decided to make the application open source. I decided to get involved and have (amongst other things) added support for the DJI Osmo handheld camera. But…

Posted: 2016-05-15
Sowing barley

Down at the stables again today - and once the kids had ridden - I wanted to try to fly. Last weekend it was too windy. This weekend - it was also pretty windy - so much so that I only flew one…

Posted: 2016-03-14
Inspire 1 temperature

I send my flight data to flytrex (update: service is now discontinued) while flying, and I also upload the flight records to healthy drones afterwards. Both show a graph of temperature over time…

Posted: 2016-03-13
Round and round in circles

Today's flights were just practicing controls - round and round in circles trying to get smoother at lining up shots etc. No video - it would be extremely boring.

Posted: 2016-02-28
Flying at Svarterud - 28th Feb 2016

Flying Just having fun. Three flights with video, one taking shots for a pano. Video Pano

Posted: 2016-02-21
Flying at Svarterud - 21st Feb 2016

Flying A normal Sunday at the stables - so yet again just taking some time to get some flying in. First flight I took no video - was mostly just getting used to different settings and actions. But I…

Posted: 2016-02-14
Svarterud - pics, tests etc

Down at Svarterud again - time for some more tests. DronePan First up - a test of dronepan . This is an SDK app which controls the drone and takes a series of photos for doing a 360 degree panorama…

Posted: 2016-02-13
Flying sunshade for iPad mini

So - the iPad mini is a great screen to fly the Inspire 1 drone with - apart from one thing. It reflects. Time for a sunshade. It needs to work both to shade from the sun but also to shade from the…

Posted: 2016-01-31
Flying at Svarterud

Trying out the new Inspire 1 rig - so flying again at the stables. Flew one battery of two - fingers got too cold to fly the second. Note to remember: When charging your iPad - remember to take it…

Posted: 2016-01-17
Flying at Svarterud

A nice cold winter's day at Svarterud stables. Filmed with both the F550 hexcopter (gopro) and a DJI Osmo handheld gimbal. Took a couple of panoramas with the osmo too:

Posted: 2016-01-10
Snowy Summit

Been snowing - so what else - took the summit out for a spin:

Posted: 2016-01-06
Updating D4S firmware

My Nikon D4S had the C firmware 1.20 and L firmware (Distortion Control Data) 2.005. C 1.30 and L 2.009 were available. I need to do the update from a mac. C Firmware Downloading the C firmware…

Posted: 2015-12-28
Kew Gardens - Christmas Lights 2015

While visiting the UK for Christmas this year - we took a trip to see the Kew Gardens Christmas Lights walk together with dad and my brother and his family. While waiting in the car park for the…

Posted: 2015-11-08
Flying at Svarterud

Second time flying down at Svarterud stables ( first flight ) Nice late autumn weather.

Posted: 2015-10-26
Flying at Svarterud

Took the F550 out for it's first spin since April (I really do need to find more time for it). We were at Svarterud Gård (farm) where the stables the wife and kids ride at is located. Issues Missed…

Posted: 2015-07-23
Overnight trip to Øyungen

Summer holidays are here and we'd promised the kids an overnight camping trip as part of them. We decided to head to Øyungen - it's about 2,5km uphill from the nearest bus stop - Skar - at the top of…

Posted: 2015-05-15
New racing quad

Finally did most of the build on the new FPV racing quad. Background Initial information was covered in this blog post but the basic idea was that I had a racing FPV250 kit but I disliked the frame…

Posted: 2015-04-21
Racing 250 - frame change

Last year I built a 250 racing quad - HobbyKing's FPV250 . Some of the more important parts that were included in the kit: 1 x FPV250 frame kit 4 x Multistar 1704 Motors (updated shafts) 4 x Afro V…